Zaman’s journey so far is nothing wanting inspiring, characterised by a basic rags-to-riches narrative. Born right into a modest household in Mirpur, PoK, he initially started his cricketing profession with the Rawalakot Hawks within the Kashmir League. Over time, Zaman’s abilities caught the attention of scouts, and he went on to take part in T20 leagues not solely in Canada but in addition in Sri Lanka.
Remarkably, Zaman hasn’t had the chance to function in any first-class cricket matches but. Nonetheless, he has already represented Pakistan in six T20 Internationals, dealing with off towards groups like Afghanistan and New Zealand.
His upcoming ODI debut comes as a substitute for the injured Naseem Shah, who has been sidelined for the rest of the match as a consequence of a shoulder damage.
The taking part in eleven introduced by the Pakistan staff administration on Wednesday additionally confirmed that quick bowler Haris Rauf would sit out of the match with an damage.
The PCB had earlier introduced the inclusion of Zaman within the Pakistan squad rather than Naseem.
Pakistan medical staff can be intently monitoring the progress of Rauf, who’s feeling discomfort in his proper flank after pulling out of the match towards India.
The largest shock has been the rise of Zaman within the Pakistan cricket ranks because the 22-year-old solely appeared on the scene when he performed within the Kashmir League in 2021 and was then picked up by Lahore Qalandars within the Pakistan Tremendous League.
But to play any firstclass recreation, Zaman took simply two wickets in six video games for Manchester Invincibles within the current Hundred match in England however is rated extremely by former pacers, together with Pakistan’s staff director, Mickey Arthur.
Zaman performed for English county aspect Derbyshire the place Arthur is the pinnacle coach.
Pakistan (Taking part in XI): Mohammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Zaman Khan.
(With PTI Inputs)